Where to get bushings? L300

Does your Mitsubishi L300 make a strange noise? Need wheel alignment specs?
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Post by Growlerbearnz » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:04 am

I think it's some kind of safety catch, to limit drivetrain movement in the event of a rear-end crash, stopping the engine crashing through the radiator and into the back of your legs.
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.

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Post by sealica » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:05 pm

I just got a fat box of rubber $240 CAD later! The package was ordered thru Amayama 01 June and arrived at my door 12 June. I paid for the 14 day shipping and the pack was only sent from Japan on 08 June.

I'm pretty sure that is UNUSUALLY quick and it's kind of a funny introduction to being so apprehensive about 37 day shipping times and all that, but indeed worst case ...

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Post by north54 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:02 pm

sealica wrote:I just got a fat box of rubber $240 CAD later! The package was ordered thru Amayama 01 June and arrived at my door 12 June. I paid for the 14 day shipping and the pack was only sent from Japan on 08 June.

I'm pretty sure that is UNUSUALLY quick and it's kind of a funny introduction to being so apprehensive about 37 day shipping times and all that, but indeed worst case ...
I've ordered a couple times from Amayama shipping to Vancouver and have been very impressed with their shipping speed. Albeit the fact that sometimes they don't have the items on hand even though you can "add them to cart"

They are my go to for smaller parts.
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Post by phalteman » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:37 pm

sealica wrote:I was working on a comprehensive list of bushings so I can place an order as I endeavour to improve my van's suspension. Perhaps a few of the parts I'm looking at are really not important - feel free to point that out if you note something!

MB672091 x2 [Front Sway Bar Bushings]
MB598097 x2 [Front Sway Bar Link Kit (bolt, nut, washers, bushings x2)]
Are these part numbers also correct for the upper bushings for the sway bar hanger (I'm sure there's a better name for this, but I don't know it), or just for the end links? Partsouq lists the hanger link kit as MB598327, but I can't for the life of me figure out if they're the same as the end link bushings. They look like they should be, but hard to tell since they're so dead.

Any help is appreciated!

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Post by joebillhill » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:11 pm

Sealica how has the bushing replacement gone? Also did you (or anyone) ever find a parts number or replacement for the front leaf spring bushing?

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Post by sealica » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:02 pm

I didn't find the # for front leaf spring bushing. The sway bar bushings and leaf bushings are in, but admittedly I'm not convinced the control arm bushings were a smart purchase.

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Post by cosmo727 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:13 pm

I've been all over the internet and I think I may have found something regarding the elusive front bushing on the leaf spring. See the link below for SuperPro Suspension Parts out of Australia.

https://superpro.com.au/find/superpro-l ... 00822/vid-

If you do a search for this part number on the internet, SPF1323K, you will be shocked at the insane prices (Over $100 CAD EH!!!). I have also come across a Dobinsons part number PB43-1079K with similar insane prices.

There has to be a better option out there for these bushings!!!
Anybody have any better luck out there?

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Post by sk66 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:32 am

I wonder if the Mopar bushings would fit. i.e. Prothane 41009
https://www.prothanesuspensionparts.com/41009
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Post by cosmo727 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:37 pm

I did come across those as well but I don't know what the dimensions are for the bushings or the spring ends.

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Post by cosmo727 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:46 pm

More digging has turned up these bushings on Rock Auto

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/dod ... shing,7488

To compare, here are a couple of images from a Russian site (spring part number MB631472) and the Rock Auto image.
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Post by sk66 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:25 pm

Sure look similar, but that doesn't mean much... At $17 for the moog part it's certainly worth a shot. And if they fit, then the Prothane bushings would too.
I can't imagine there were that many options/makers for OEM leafs with oval eyes...
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Post by WestCoastr » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:17 am

Growlerbearnz wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:50 am
Some 4WD Delicas don't have a rear sway bar. I'm guessing you've checked that yours does?

The rest look like a good start. My leaf spring bushes are still surprisingly good, so I haven't bothered replacing them. Same with the steering rack bush. My front diff bushes are a touch saggy, but I figure I only use the front diff off road so I probably wouldn't notice the difference.

My new issue is drivetrain oscillation- something to do with old transmission mounts and slightly more power than Mr. Mitsubishi intended. Hence my next Amayama order will include:

Transmission cross member MB581265 (NZ$292)
RHS trans mount MB581261 (NZ$117)
LHS trans mount MB581258 (NZ$118)

RHS engine mount MB581191 (NZ$132)
LHS engine mount MB581192 (NZ$132)
Hey Growlerbear, did you have any luck ordering MB581265 the cross member mount? Amayama says the part is out of production.

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Post by Growlerbearnz » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:36 pm

No, I found Nissan Micra/March/Tiida/Cube suspension bushes that fit in the crossmember mounts. It's here in the TRL: http://www.delica.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=95&t=18741
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